Lebo Mothiba gets off the mark in France

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South African attacker Lebo Mothiba opened his Valenciennes account for the new season in the 1-0 win over Chateauroux in a Ligue 2 encounter on Friday.

The junior international scored the only goal of the encounter at played at Stade Gaston Petit as Valenciennes recorded their first win of the campaign.

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Mothiba headed home a stunning header from the edge of the box three minutes into the second half to secure the three points for the Athenians.

The 21-year-old is spending the season on loan from Ligue 1 side Lille, having also spent the second half of the last campaign with the Faruk Hadzibegic coached side.